Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when
tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...
Discard the ones that remain open, or any that are damaged (they have ...
Consuming mussels that have perished before cooking can cause food
Aug 17, 2010 ... Farmed and wild mussels should be rinsed just before cooking. Yank off any
whiskers or ... Set an open mussel on the counter and give it a tap.
Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may
be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...
Is it always necessary to throw out open mussels that will not close after .... bit of
advice--don't remove the byssal threads (the beard) until just before cooking.
If the mussel shells, or clam shells for that matter, don't open when you cook them
, it means the mussel was dead before you cooked them and they should be t...
Oct 29, 2008 ... Nick Ruello found that 1.9 per cent of mussels opened early. These mussels
opened before they had been cooked long enough to kill any ...
Jul 16, 2015 ... But before you start cooking, there a few things you need to know about ... The
mussels should open between five and seven minutes.
Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple
advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.
Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their
shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...